Gardena Ergoline Small Spade review

An ergonomic spade that's been designed for comfort.

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3

In a nutshell

A steel border spade with a wide blade with ridged open treads and an ergonomic shaft and handle. Comfortable to use, it's best for taller users and for digging over ground. It comes with a lengthy 25-year warranty.
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Value for money
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Pros: Comfortable and ergonomic

Wide treads

Non-slip handle

Cons: Blade too wide for very confined spots

Not for smaller gardeners
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What is the Gardena Ergoline Small Spade like?

Made from steel, this long spade has a non-slip, plastic coating along its ergonomic shaft that’s smooth to the touch and a wide D handle with a textured grip to stops hands slipping. The hardened steel blade is ridged and has wide treads with holes in to prevent mud clogging them up and to give your feet a better grip.

What is the Gardena Ergoline Small Spade like to use?

Above all this spade is about comfort. The ergonomic shaft and handle feel good and there are no rivets to snag or catch on the hands. The wide treads are very effective but the blade is too wide for confined gaps between plants and the length of the shaft make it better for taller users.

Will the Gardena Ergoline Small Spade last?

Made from metal and plastic this is a strong, long lasting spade. Only the weld where the blade meets the shaft is a weak spot and it looks and feels very robust.

Is the Gardena Ergoline Small Spade good value for money?

Well thought out and built to last, this spade comes with a 25-year warranty. We think it’s good value for money.

Who is the Gardena Ergoline Small Spade most useful for?

Better for taller gardeners, this is great for those who prefer a lightweight spade for digging over ground and planting.

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Product Specifications


Brand Gardena
Name Gardena Ergoline Small Spade
Model Ergoline
Price £27.99
Spade type Border


Material Steel
Shaft Plastic coated
Foot tread Yes
Handle D grip
Weight 2kg
Height 113cm
Warranty 25YEAR